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This 2-day trip from Seville to Cordoba gives you skip-the-line access to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral, Cordoba Synagogue and the Christian Kings Alcazar. Roam through the beautiful Jewish Quarter, visit the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro and tour Medina Azahara, an ancient city-palace that’s Spain’s most important archaeological site. You’ll also take a walking tour of Carmona, a hilltop city offering incredible panoramic views. Overnight accommodation and round-trip transportation are included.
- Breakfast included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Get inside tips from a local
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Multi-Day Trip
Day 1: Seville – Cordoba
You’ll be picked up from central Seville or your Seville hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable 1.5-hour drive to Cordoba, passing the beautiful cities of Carmona, La Luisiana and La Carlota along the way.
With your skip-the-line ticket, discover the city’s cultural, historical and religious legacy at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral, once named the Great Mosque of Cordoba until it was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century. Learn from your guide how this is considered one of the most important monuments in Islam, and see its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of striped arches.
Continue with your skip-the-line ticket to the Christian Kings Alcazar in the Jewish Quarter, with its narrow streets lined with flowers and white-washed houses. Visit Cordoba Synagogue; see the Alcazar fortress of King Don Pedro, built by the Moors in the 14th century; and stroll along the lovely Calle de las Flores, which still upholds Cordoba’s traditional way of life from long ago.
Then, your guide will bring you to the city center, where you’ll have free time to shop and enjoy a Spanish meal (own expense).
Overnight: 3-star Maimónides Hotel or 4-star Macia Alfaros Hotel in Cordoba
Day 2: Cordoba – Seville
The next day, head to Medina Azahara, the ruins of a 10th-century Arab-Muslim palace-city that’s one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain. Learn how this site was designed to be the capital of a new province of the Caliphate of Cordoba.
Head to the underground visitor’s center to begin your tour. Browse extensive exhibits to learn about the history of this incredible place and see bronze statues of griffins, lions and horses pouring water into thousands of marble fountains.
Relax in the shade of cypress trees and palm trees and be awed by the huge reception halls and gardens. Then, pass through a terrace and enter the ruins of a fascinating mosque.
Continue your tour to the beautiful city of Carmona, located strategically on a hill offering breathtaking panoramic views. Follow your guide through charming streets to several important monuments, like the convent of La Madre de Dios and Las Descalzas. End your tour by catching gorgeous views of the city and stop for coffee and refreshments before arriving back in Seville.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1
day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availabilityA moderate amount of walking is involved Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchairOccasionally the tour may be offered in two languages at the same timeA dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Skip-the-line tickets to Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue and Christian Kings Alcazar
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Local guide
- Medina Azahara tour
- Gratuities (optional)
8am to 8:30am hotel pickup
8:30am from central Seville
Central Seville and centrally located Seville hotels
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm on Day 2
Tuesday to Saturday